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The Top 10 Food Challenge Destinations Near You (Part 1)

Looking for something to do that offers a challenge? Got an appetite? If so, you’re in luck – food challenges pit your stomach and intestinal fortitude against some of the tastiest (and strangest) dishes on the West Coast. So, what’s on the menu?

Pho Garden Challenge

Grab your appetite and sit down for the Pho Garden challenge. You’ll have to down two pounds of beef and two pounds of noodles, all combined into one massive bowl. On top of that, you only have an hour.

Suki Sushi Challenge

If you have a hankering for sushi, then the Suki sushi challenge is right up your alley. Located in South Sacramento, the challenge is only available by appointment, and involves consuming four pounds of “specialty” sushi rolls within 60 minutes.

The King of Sacramento Cheesesteak Challenge

The Cheesesteak Shop down in Sacramento has a meaty challenge for you. You’ll have to cram two cheesesteaks (15-inches each), a large drink, a Tastycake and a large order of fries down your gullet in under 60 minutes.

521 Burger

From McCovey’s Restaurant, the 521 burger is massive. It contains 44 ounces of meat and all the toppings, combined with a huge bun.

Iguana’s Burritozilla

Iguana’s down in San Jose brings you this five-pound burrito crammed full of meat, beans and cheese. You get your choice of meats and measures 18 inches.

Keep reading for Part 2 of this list.

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A Students Perspective – Vocational Nursing

Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing program is the accelerated, full-time, accredited Vocational Nursing program available in the SF Bay Area today. Unlike Community Colleges and Universities, there aren’t a handful of pre-requisite courses necessary (such as Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Pathophysiology) just to apply, or even be considered, to their nursing program. Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing program bypasses this lengthy step with its 3 week “crash course” in medical terminology. The crash course is plenty enough because it properly and adequately prepares the student for the 11 month long, three level, and accelerated nursing program.

Unitek College allows the eager nursing student to put his/her foot right in the door, without the uncertainty of the application process or the extra two year waiting list. But don’t be fooled by its easy admittance standards; the Vocational Nursing program is really a tough and demanding curriculum! As a 33 year old with a Bachelor’s degree and several IT certifications, I can honestly say that this is the most challenging (and most rewarding) learning experience in my academic career. The course materials include topics such as the fundamentals of Medical-Surgery, Pharmacology, and practical nursing skills. Each level is increasing more difficult and more demanding than the previous. The program is condensed and moves at a high speed! And yes, you will be a critical thinker & learner!

Having said all this, I’d like to share with you my personal insights for the would-be Unitek College Vocational Nursing student: Read more